Fairer Scotland

  • Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill introduced to Parliament

    5th September 2017 by

    Legislation will support the delivery of 50,000 new affordable homes I’m delighted that legislation to support the delivery of 50,000 new affordable homes and protect the Scottish Government’s budget has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament. The Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill responds to last year’s decision by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that Registered...

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  • Polnoon – a model for housing development

    11th May 2017 by

    I appreciate that a blog about a new housing development might not initially seem the most exciting of topics, but after my visit last week to the Polnoon housing development in East Renfrewshire, I hope as you read on you’ll be as enthused as I am about it! As we all know, good-quality, well-planned housing...

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  • Building change for Scotland – reflections on a big week for housing

    17th March 2017 by

    This week has been full of important announcements and milestones for affordable housing in Scotland. At the start of the week the Cabinet Secretary announced that over £590 million will be made available for 2017/18 to increase the supply of affordable homes in Scotland. I was so pleased to see this announcement being made –...

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  • Fairer Scotland Action Plan Launched

    12th October 2016 by

    On Wednesday 5 October 2016 Angela Constance, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities launched the Fairer Scotland Action Plan at the Princes Trust in Glasgow. The plan is a clear commitment to the people of Scotland that we are taking long term action to change our society and make it a fairer and...

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  • A Fairer and more prosperous place *to live*

    30th September 2015 by

    Vonnie Sandlan (President of the National Union of Students, Scotland) Let us start from a basic position – one we’d hope everyone could agree on – access to safe, affordable, and quality housing is a basic human right. This being the case, then it’s clear we could do much more to ensure a fairer Scotland....

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  • Homes for everyone for a fairer Scotland

    4th September 2015 by

    Shelter Scotland, The housing and homelessness charity. Politics is always about choices and history teaches us that where there’s political will for change, true progress can be made. We welcome the Scottish Government’s commitment to social justice but it has to lead to real action to tackle years of neglect. Shelter Scotland’s recently launched web...

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